BUYING AND SELLING

Buying a vehicle or vessel in WA

  • Vehicle/Vessel Title with signatures of all registered and legal owners to release interest in the vehicle.

  • Bill of sale or gift note* that includes vehicle information, date, purchase price, and names of buyer and seller.

  • Odometer if the vehicle is 2011 or newer.

Buying a vehicle or vessel out of state

  • Vehicle/Vessel Title with signatures of all registered and legal owners to release interest in the vehicle.

  • Bill of sale or gift note that includes vehicle information, date, purchase price, and names of all parties involved.

  • If the vehicle is being gifted from a state that does NOT collect sales tax, use tax will be due on the fair market value unless proof of tax paid is provided.

  • Odometer if the vehicle is 2011 or newer.

 

*Previously gifted vehicles may be subject to use tax

 

Vehicles must be transferred within 15 days of the sale date. A $50 late fee applies on the 16th day and $2 per day after, up to $125.

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